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My Journey to IRONMAN on a Plant-Based Diet

My Journey to IRONMAN on a Plant-Based Diet

How I trained for and successfully completed my first full IRONMAN on a plant-based diet and some life lessons learned along the way. What’s Your Why? I filled out the online form, checking several times to make sure all of my information was correct, but I just couldn’t bring myself to hit the “submit” button. I would even go as far as hovering […]

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Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Proper nutrition immediately after exercise is essential for your body’s ability to recover and replace its energy stores. This recovery drink provides the optimal 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio necessary to help speed recovery. Coconut water adds much-needed electrolytes, making this the ideal post-workout recovery drink. Kristine and I set out on a scorching hot afternoon recently to run some trails at the […]

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Why Vegan?

Patrick - Before & After

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time in my not-so-distant past when I really didn’t care if I lived or not. For almost all of my life I ate the traditional western diet of meat and potatoes, drank my milk like a good boy, and steadily grew larger (read fatter) and unhealthier. Some years ago I had a couple of […]

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Marathon Training – Do It With A Group!

Running Spot Group

When I was preparing to run my first marathon, I did all the training on my own. Looking back on it, I can’t believe I even finished that race. It was a struggle, but somehow I managed to hold it together and I finished under 4 hours. I made a slew of the mistakes of a first-time marathoner: I did all my training […]

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